carrier


carrier
[[t]kæ̱riə(r)[/t]]
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carriers
1) N-COUNT A carrier is a vehicle that is used for carrying people, especially soldiers, or things.
See also aircraft carrier

There were armoured personnel carriers and tanks on the streets...

Deliveries are made by common carrier or van line.

2) N-COUNT A carrier is a passenger airline.

Switzerland's national carrier, Swissair, has been having a hard time recently.

3) N-COUNT: usu n N, N of n A carrier is a person or an animal that is infected with a disease and so can make other people or animals ill.

...an AIDS carrier.

...carriers of disease such as mosquitoes and worms.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Carrier — has various meanings:In Science (physics, electronics, biology, mathematics, chemistry and other sciences): * Carrier wave, a waveform suitable for modulation by an information bearing signal * Charge carrier, an unbound particle carrying an… …   Wikipedia

  • carrier — car·ri·er n 1: an individual or entity engaged in transporting passengers or goods for hire by land, water, or air; specif: common carrier 2: an insurer that assumes the risks of a policy that it issues to a policyholder Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • carrier — [ karje ] n. m. • quarrier 1284; de 1. carrière ♦ Celui qui exploite une carrière comme entrepreneur ou comme ouvrier. Par appos. Un maître carrier; des ouvriers carriers. ⇒ 2. mineur, tailleur (de pierre). Masse, scie de carrier. ⊗ HOM. Carier.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Carrier — ist der Name von: Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse (1824–1887), französischer Bildhauer und Zeichner Carl Carrier (* 1972), britischer Biathlet Jean Baptiste Carrier (1756−1794), französischer Revolutionär Louis Robert Carrier Belleuse (1848–1913) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Carrier — Car ri*er, n. [From {Carry}.] 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. [1913 Webster] The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CARRIER (J.-B.) — CARRIER JEAN BAPTISTE (1756 1794) Le plus fameux de ceux que Michelet a appelés «les missionnaires de la Terreur». Fils d’un cultivateur aisé du Cantal, procureur à la veille de la Révolution, Carrier est élu par son département d’origine à la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • carrier — CARRIER. s. m. Ouvrier, homme de journée qui travaille à tirer la pierre des carrières; ou l Entrepreneur qui fait ouvrir une carrière pour en tirer de la pierre. Maître Carrier. Manoeuvre Carrier …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Carrier, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 77 Housing Units (2000): 30 Land area (2000): 1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • carrier — late 14c., agent noun from CARRY (Cf. carry). Meaning person or animal that carries and disseminates infection without suffering obvious disease is from 1899; genetic sense is 1933. As a short form of aircraft carrier it dates from 1917. Carrier… …   Etymology dictionary